Here’s what booting to the desktop in Windows 8.1 might look like

Zac Bowden

Recent rumours have suggested that Windows 8.1 may allow users to boot directly to the desktop without having to see the Start Screen. This hasn’t been confirmed, neither is it currently available in known Windows 8.1 builds. This video will give you an idea on what it might actually be like to boot directly to the desktop.

You can try this too! When logging into Windows, have the desktop tile in the very first slot and hold the enter button, it will bypass the Start Screen completely. If this functionality does exist in the future, we can assume the option will be somewhere in PC Settings. Also, this is build 9364, not 9369.

What do you think? Would you give Windows 8 another try if it offered the option to boot directly to the desktop, bypassing the Start Screen? Leave your thoughts below!